Starting new garden spot in Livestock yard?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Kimon, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Kimon

    Kimon Not a Cannibal

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    Hey all I want to move my garden to an area I used last season for Goats and Chickens. Is there a parasite or bacteria problem if I turn and age the soil for a couple of months? What about rooto tilling (pigs in the garden spot to prepare the soil? With the recent BIG AG scares from ecoli and such I am a little concerned.
     
  2. whiterock

    whiterock Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I wouldn't think there would be a problem with using the site. If you till it and give it time to work it should be fine. If you use pigs to do the tilling I would let it sit longer.
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  3. myheaven

    myheaven Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know there was a very big scare with the e coli here is a great link to explain in lamens terms manure and e coli and crops. I hope you find this useful informative and an ease on your mind. http://www.ota.com/organic/foodsafety/ecoli.html
    Your old pasture/animal are will provide a bountiful garden for you.
     
  4. straight shot

    straight shot Well-Known Member

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    one problem I has was I had much to much hard pan, from the cattle walking about. Thats alot of weight on a small parcel. Whis you well
     
  5. Mutti

    Mutti Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And you might have major weed problem from hay fed to goats. dee